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The Brief: Here We Go Again!

The Brief: Here We Go Again!

Fall Back Into Action

Welcome back to campus!

The only thing better than the fall in West Virginia, is fall on West Virginia University’s campus. We’re excited to have you back in the classroom this semester and we are doing everything we can to ensure a safe and smooth return. 

Please remember to wear your mask, use hand sanitizer and practice social distancing while on campus grounds.

Our Chambers College IT (Information Technology) department has worked hard to provide a safe environment for you, your professors and all other College staff. 

Our business building guidelines include: 

  • Entering and Exiting: please review the floor plan below for our entry and exit strategy.
  • Plexiglass shield guards have been added to lecture halls throughout the building, as well as in the 4th Floor Dean's Suite 
  • Computers located on our 2nd-floor atrium are unavailable.
  • Tables: if there are tables that could seat 4, there are signs that show two (2) seats are unavailable. To practice safe social distancing guidelines, we can only sit two people diagonally across from each other. 
  • Individual chairs: you will notice there are individual chairs in our building (especially around our atrium on the 3rd and 4th floors). There must be 6 ft between chairs at all times. Chairs cannot and should not be moved together. 

Student Services 


Student Scholarships 

Here at Chambers College, we have more than 100 scholarships to award annually. Thanks to the generosity of several alumni and friends of the College, we have approximately $462,000 in scholarship money distributed every year. 

One application puts you into consideration for all of our College's general scholarships at the undergraduate level. Your essay can be on any topic of your choice. 

Ideas include: why you are majoring in business, your plans after college, and/or why you are deserving of a scholarship. Everything must be uploaded through the application form for consideration for the 2021-22 academic year (fall/spring).

Please note: 

  • Application period for current/ returning students for academic year 2021-22 starts Tuesday, September 1st, 2020 and ends Friday, November 20, 2020 
  • These scholarship awards would be in addition to any other scholarship you may be awarded through WVU.
  • Information on your application will be verified by the Office of Undergraduate Programs for accuracy.
  • Scholarship award amounts vary from $500 - $2,000
  • Students selected for a scholarship will be notified during the spring 2021 semester.
  • You must be logged into your WVU Google MIX account to access the application.

For more information or questions you may have about undergraduate scholarships in the Chambers College, please contact Rachel Nieman at

 Apply Today


September 29: Financial Literacy Seminar: Student Loans 
September 30:WVU Career & Internship Fair, in Partnership with the Chambers College
October 1: Zinn Starter Pitch Competition Opens 
October 6: Professional Development Conference
October 7: Entrepreneurial Communication: Unpacking the Rhetoric of the Pitch
October 8: Ethics in AI Virtual Competition
October 8: Summer 2021 Adventure WV First-Year Trip Staff Application
October 14: Think Like a Recruiter 

See an event you’re interested in? Save it to your calendar! 

  1. Simply visit the full Chambers College calendar
  2. Find your event and click on the bottom link titled, “Share This Event”  
  3. Add it to your calendar to be reminded when it’s getting close


Virtual Career & Internship Fair

The Career and Internship Fair has always been an important event to attend in order to meet employers, build your professional network and discuss potential job opportunities. With this year’s virtual format, you can skip the lines and have one-on-one time with employers of your choice! 

During this event, you will have two different ways to connect directly with employers:

  • 10-minute 1:1 meetings with employers. You will be able to search and sign up for sessions with employers targeting your major. 
  • 30-minute mini info sessions. Organizations will take a deep dive in career paths, organizational culture, and other important topics to help you determine if their company is a fit for you.

For more information about resume or career help, email the Center for Career Development at

Career Fair Registration

STEM Career & Internship Fair 

Then, on October 1, WVU will host the STEM Career Fair & Internship Fair from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m to connect you with employers who are recruiting for internships, co-ops, or full-time opportunities in engineering, computer science, or safety management. 

MIS, Supply Chain, and MBA students are highly encouraged to attend this event as well as the WVU Career & Internship Fair, In Partnership with the Chambers College.

STEM Career Fair Registration

Fall Competitions  

The Future of AI Starts with You

Our College is excited to announce its first Ethics in AI (artificial intelligence) competition, in coordination with Vantage Ventures, sponsored by the Maier Foundation.

The purpose of the competition is to create thoughtful discussions around AI and its implications for society. You can enter alone, or with a team, for a chance to win $3,000. To enter the competition, apply with a one-page submission of the team’s position on the problem statement by Thursday, October 8 at 11:59 p.m.

Enter Today

Zinn Starter Pitch Competition 

The Zinn Starter pitch competition is an opportunity for all college students in the State of West Virginia to pitch an innovative idea to a panel of judges to win prizes. First place prize of $2,500; second place prize of $1,500; and third place prize of $1,000

This is a great opportunity to practice your pitching skills for the upcoming WV State Business Plan Competition, as the competition will run as a five-minute pitch and five-minute Q&A session.  Applications are open from October 1 – 16. The event will be held virtually via Zoom on October 28th, 2020.

Learn More

West Virginia Collegiate Business Plan Competition 

Bring your business idea to life and enter the competition by Friday, November 13, for a chance to win prize money of $20,000. The competition is open to all full-time college students throughout the state in all majors. 

This competition is the perfect opportunity to meet and pitch inventors, and have the chance to win $1,000 for each finalist team. 

Learn more about the competition: 

Apply Today

Building Beyond 

Sitting on the Morgantown waterfront, Reynolds Hall will be the future home for business on the Downtown campus of West Virginia University. It will feature innovative, collaborative spaces where students will learn by doing in experiential learning labs and centers. Opening in 2022, Reynolds Hall will place future generations of Mountaineers on the forefront of business education.

Check out our recent Instagram post about Reynolds Hall to view the last steel beam that was signed by Chambers College family and placed at the top of the building this past Friday, September 25. To learn more, visit:

Chambers College